Notable departure: Kay Felder, Oakland
In March, Felder was trying to lead Oakland through the Horizon League conference tournament to clinch a trip to the NCAAs. Earlier this summer, he was acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers in a reported $2.4 million purchase advocated by none other than LeBron James. Felder, who is just 5'9", will have to prove he can stick in the NBA, but by the time he left Rochester, Mich. this spring, he had already shown he was one of the best mid-major players in the country. Last season he led the nation by assisting on half of his teammates’ baskets, according to Kenpom.com. He also posted a nation-high mark in Offensive Win Shares, ranked fourth Offensive Box Plus/Minus and logged the third highest percentage of available minutes (90.6) in the Horizon during conference play, per Kenpom.com. It’s obvious the Golden Grizzlies will miss Felder, but his departure is a bummer for college hoops fans across the country. Felder was an electric scorer who didn’t shrink against tough competition; remember the 37 points he dropped in a near upset of then-No. 1 Michigan State last December? It’s a shame we never got to watch him play in the tourney.
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Valparaiso: The Horizon League may have lost Felder to the NBA, but Alec Peters decided to return for another season in college after withdrawing from the draft and electing against jumping to a bigger program as a graduate transfer. His decision should ensure the Crusaders don’t suffer a major dip in their first season under new coach Matt Lottich, after losing Bryce Drew to Vanderbilt.
To the Cleveland State Class of 2020 – It’s Your Time. Take Over the Fandom--Campus Pressbox
Collin Barth Tabbed Men’s Basketball Graduate Assistant--detroittitans.com
Women's Basketball Welcomes DeCriscio, Green to Staff--detroittitans.com
OAKLAND MEN’S AND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TICKETS NOW ON SALE--ougrizzlies.com
Ruvanna Campbell Inks Professional Contract--uicflames.com
Tickets For Sanford Pentagon Showcase On Sale September 1--uwmpanthers.com
Former Four Star Recruit Burton Transfers to Valpo--HLeagueHoops.com
Local roundup: Oklahoma State swingman Joe Burton enrolls at Valparaiso--The Post-Tribune
NKU basketball players involved in possible assault--Cincinnati Enquirer
NKU student says four basketball players involved in her assault--The Northerner
Demmings to Play Professionally in Israel--wsuraiders.com